In 1710, Great Britain passed the Statute of Anne also known as the Copyright Act of 1709, the 1st copyright law protecting intellectual property for individual authors rather than publishers or printers.
Our US Constitution has the intellectual property clause: Article 1, Section 8, clause 8:
“The Congress shall have the power to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings.”
This clause promotes the progress of learning and knowledge through the grant of limited monopolies to authors and inventors in the form of copyrights and patents.
Examples of original works of authorship, these are independently creative and not copied from other works.
Examples of copyright:
Different types of rights for copyright owners.
“Translation, musical arrangement, dramatization, fictionalization, motion picture version, sound recording, art reproduction, abridgment, condensation, or any other form in which the work may be recast, transformed or adapted.”
“To distribute copies or phonorecords of the copyrighted work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending.”
“To recite, render, play, dance or act any copyright protected work, either directly or by means of any device or process…”
CrashCourse. (2015, April 30). Copyright Basics: Crash Course Intellectual Property 2. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/Tamoj84j64I
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Green, John and Green, Hank. Crash Course. PBS & WGBH Educational Foundation, 2017,
https://kera.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/crash-course/#.WZyStFGGOUk/. Accessed 22 August 2008.